My name is Jerry Woehr (pronounced "we're") and I am the RD of Fischer Hall. Having grown up overseas, in Chile and Ecuador, I feel privileged to live in a hall where people of all backgrounds and experiences come together at Wheaton College. I live right off of the lobby with my wife, Joan, and son, Noah. He is learning to crawl and trying to walk so you might see him dashing around pretty soon! Joan and I met at Wheaton as undergraduates where the Lord somehow brought together a Psychology major (myself) and a Math major (Joan). One of my favorite experiences in college was being a Resident Assistant. After graduating I worked in Chicago for a consulting firm, but continued to stay connected to college students while coaching a club soccer team. Three years later, the Lord brought us back to Wheaton so I could get my M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry. The program's student development emphasis, and two years serving as a Graduate Resident Advisor on campus, left our family excited to continue living and learning alongside of college students! We love to be outdoors, support the athletic teams on campus, play table games, spend time with friends/family in the area, and host students in our home. My prayer for Fischer Hall is that it might be both a residence and safe community where students are encouraged, challenged, and cared for through learning experiences, fun, dialogue and worship.
My name is Kat Haase and I am the RD of Smith-Traber. I live with my husband Dan, who teaches in the Christian Formation and Ministry Department, and our two kids, Christopher (13) and Benjamin (11). Chris and Ben are the dorm mascots and can be found leading massive all dorm nerf wars (so bring your nerf guns) and recruiting students in the lobbies to play Settlers of Catan and Risk. Dan and I met as wilderness leaders at HoneyRock Camp (Wheaton’s Northwoods Campus) and highly recommend the experience (both HoneyRock and dating). We started our first year of marriage as RDs at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA (my hometown) and haven’t left the college world since. After graduating from Wheaton’s undergraduate program as a communications major, I was an admissions counselor for Eastern University in St. Davids, PA where I started to develop a passion for working with college students. I returned to Wheaton’s Graduate school a few years later to earn my master’s degree in Christian Formation and Ministry and to eventually take my first RD position at Covenant College where I continued my studies in Philosophy and Theology. Dan and I have now been back in Wheaton for 13 years and have sincerely loved every year that we have gotten to be with the RAs and students that have come through our building. We are very fortunate to have such amazing and diverse people living with us and having them love on our family. Our hope each year is that Smith-Traber is a place where students feel as though they truly belong and are encouraged and challenged by each other to know and love Jesus more.
My name is Kristy McGarvey and I have the privilege to serve as the Residence Director of the Upperclass halls (Evans-McManis and Williston). I grew up beside the beautiful mountains of Colorado after being a missionary kid in the Philippines for my early years and then migrated to Kentucky where I attended Asbury College and studied both biology and Christian formation. After a year of substitute teaching, I made my way to Wheaton College where I was a GRA in Smith-Traber residence hall and studied in the Intercultural Studies department. From there, I ventured to Minnesota, the land of the great lakes, long o’s, and tater tot hot dish, where I worked at Crown College as a residence director and as the director of various leadership programs for the campus. If you find me in my free time, I am probably hitting up garage sales after a farmer’s market on a sunny Saturday morning, drinking salted hot chocolate with a good book in the winter, trying to figure out how iTunes works so I can listen to Yo-Yo Ma or Over the Rhine, making some sort of soup or baking cookies, or traveling to see friends or family in far off places. My hope and prayer is that in Upper Class Halls, you will find an environment where you can safely and courageously pursue a deeper intimacy with God, connect with those around you in meaningful community and foster a greater appreciation of yourself and the diverse gifts you have been given to be an agent of joy and life to others.
Hello! My name is Scott Barrett, and I serve as the Residence Director of the campus apartments and houses. I support the 6 Apartment/House Graduate Resident Assistants, as well as directly oversee the Michigan/Crescent Complex. I have the opportunity to share my life and my apartment with my beautiful wife, Mel, our little guy Sam (2), and our baby girl Marquette. I did my undergrad studies at Taylor University, studying elementary education and went to seminary at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary getting an MA in Educational Ministries. After a couple of years working in Residence Life in California, our family is loving the Midwest. Our family loves playing games, being active, and going to every Wheaton sporting event we can. We have lived our entire married life in a residence hall and love the opportunity to share our lives with the people around us. We are excited to be a part of the tradition of Wheaton and the great community that comes with it.